Poor Richard Angell of Progress struggles to keep up, sometimes, bless him.
After Labour members yesterday condemned in great numbers the contemptible attempt by various narcissist Labour MPs to bully Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon for a perfectly innocuous tweet about an encounter with a couple of his constituents in a supermarket, most people knew well enough that it would be a significant faux pas to join in even if they’re so foolish as to hate the estimable Mr Burgon.
Not the inaptly-named Mr Angell.
This morning, he decided it would be a good idea to jump in with his own attempt at ‘humour’, with an attempted put-down of Richard B – for being related to someone.
Richard Burgon’s uncle Colin is a former MP. Apparently he opened Seacroft Tesco. With Tony Blair. If you’re yawning yet and thinking ‘so what?’, we sympathise entirely. This is what passes for humour in Blairite circles, apparently.
You can’t help who your relatives are, so attacking someone over their family is low. Tony Benn was a Lord until he renounced it. His son Hilary isn’t and all too sadly his dad’s qualities as a Labour hero are strikingly absent from his progeny. The existence and employment history of his uncle aren’t Richard Burgon’s doing or responsibility.
Richard Angell’s family history is not of interest to this blog. They might be lovely people. Even if they’re all obnoxious dicks with an enormous sense of entitlement, that wouldn’t say anything about him or make him one.
That’s all his own work.
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